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February 1, 2023

Yes, David

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Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Other News

Land values are up

Large parts of the North Coast may have gone under during the 2022 floods, but they appear to have done little to dampen land values for much of the region.

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Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

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The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to...

Christine Willmot, Sunrise Beach

David Heilpern, you are not the only grumpy old person who finds the restaurant experience in Byron a challenge to sanity and communication – not to say to inner-ear safety!

My friends and I have almost given up trying to find a venue conducive to both enjoyable eating and conversation. Even when we go to a restaurant in the ‘oldies’ hour’ – 5.30 to 6.30 – we often find that the management turn up the volume in the speaker right above our table to welcome us and take umbrage if we dare to complain!

‘But this is a restaurant!’ we are told, ‘we have to have music!’ I wondered, whatever happened to ambient music, like lounge, or cool jazz improvising away softly in the background, which actually did enhance a dining experience?

For a time, I thought that the ‘music’ and the playlists were there to keep the young kitchen staff happy and upbeat, and I discussed the idea of starting a campaign to get restaurants to have an ‘Oldies Happy Hour’ as you suggest. But an internet search finds that this is a lost cause – the ‘music’ and its volume is not solely a staff choice but scientifically designed to turn over bums on seats – yikes! We do live in Greed City, it’s true!

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